Monday, November 28, 2011

Wobble Gobble

 On Saturday we went downtown for the Wobble Gobble. It's an annual family one mile run that benefits kids who suffered child abuse.
 Piper warming up before the big race.

 Asher ran the entire thing and really loved it. He wants to do more races. Dex slept the entire time, and Piper ran about ten feet before she insisted on being carried the rest of the way. The kids all got medals when they crossed the finish line.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Decorating the Tree

 We had a great Thanksgiving. My brother is in town and the kids love having him around to play with. Asher says that Uncle Matty is his best friend. Yesterday Matt, Asher, and I went out to get a tree. It was really fun decorating the house with them.
 Matt is the decorating expert, so his services were quite valuable.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving School Party

 Yesterday Asher and Piper had Thanksgiving parties at school. I love going in to their classes. Piper ignored most of the food and chose to eat a lunch of fruit and Cheetos.
 The little cutie next to her is Oliver. He is a day older than Piper and they have a lot of fun together. Piper often comes home talking about Obiber.
 Asher is no slacker when it comes to eating at these parties. I made fruit kabobs and he polished off about five of them along with three sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and a cupcake.
He's such a cute little pilgrim.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Morning Mayhem

 Most mornings tend to be a bit crazy in our house. The kids are all up before 7, but I still have a lot to do in order to be out of the house by 8:40. Asher usually gets up and dresses himself. Unfortunately, he usually picks things that either don't match or are not appropriate for school so there is usually a round 2 of getting dressed for him. I also have to nurse Dex and then an hour later feed him cereal. Getting Piper to eat a yogurt takes at least 20 minutes, and forget getting her to eat anything else. I have to get her dressed and do her hair. Dexter also has to be dressed. I have to pack up snacks for school, find sippy cups, shoes, and my keys. The kids don't share my enthusiasm for always being on time, so they usually come up with other things to do in the morning. Asher loves to build block towers.
 Dexter was not happy about the delay on breakfast that morning.
 Piper likes to sit on the couch, with a sippy cup of milk and a stuffed animal on her lap.
She believes she is the one who keeps this house running.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All by myself

 As many of you know Nate and I are trying to get the house ready to rent out and buy a new one. I hope that all of this can take place in the spring. We have a lot to do in order for this to happen. It's very hard to get the big projects done with the kids around. On Sunday Nate wanted to work on some things, so I took all the kids up to Virginia. We went to the zoo and the mall. I was surprised by how much fun I had and how I wasn't completely stressed the entire time.
The nice thing about having a zoo membership is I don't feel like only spending an hour at the zoo is a waste. The kids told me the animals they wanted to see, so we went to those first. The giant lizards are always a big hit. Piper's favorite is the elephant. Asher was super excited that once again we caught the elephant pooping. 

 There is a train ride that takes you around the zoo. We stopped to have snacks and then rode on it.
I love these kids to pieces.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


 Last night Asher and Piper went trick-or-treating. We went over to Dave and Leah's neighborhood with some of our friends. These are the cutest pirates and indians I have ever seen.
 Asher was so excited that he got to go with Jada, Bennett, AND, Brody and Sage.

Dex chose not to dress up and spent the evening taking a long nap. Now I get to spend the next month trying not to eat all this candy.